I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of working as a nursing assistant, dialysis tech or PT aide while going to PTA school and hope some of you can help me think things through. Would having that experience help me land a PTA job when I graduate, or will employers just care that I've graduated and passed the national exam? If I work, I'm guessing my grades will suffer a little bit. Anyone who has worked while going to PTA school: Did you find it helpful or did you wish you had more time to study? What's your ideal number of working hours a week? And did working help you get a PTA job?